Recipe 11.9 Modifying the Sites That Are Part of a Site Link

11.9.1 Problem

You want to modify the sites associated with a site link.

11.9.2 Solution

11.9.2.1 Using a graphical user interface
  1. Open the Active Directory Sites and Services snap-in.

  2. In the left pane, expand Sites Inter-Site Transports.

  3. Click either the IP or SMTP folder depending where the site link is stored.

  4. In the right pane, double-click on the link you want to modify.

  5. Under the General tab, you can add and remove sites that are associated with the site link.

  6. Click OK.

11.9.2.2 Using a command-line interface

Create an LDIF file called modify_site_link.ldf with the following contents. Replace <LinkName> with the name of the link and <SiteName> with the site to add to the link.

dn: cn=<LinkName>,cn=IP,cn=inter-site  transports,cn=sites,cn=configuration,<ForestRootDN> changetype: modify add: siteList siteList: cn=<SiteName>,cn=sites,cn=configuration,<ForestRootDN> -

Then run the following command:

> ldifde -v -i -f modify_site_link.ldf
11.9.2.3 Using VBScript
' This code adds a site to an existing site link ' ------ SCRIPT CONFIGURATION ------ strSite = "<SiteName>" ' e.g. Burlington strLink = "<LinkName>" ' e.g. DEFAULTIPSITELINK ' ------ END CONFIGURATION --------- ' Taken from ADS_PROPERTY_OPERATION_ENUM const ADS_PROPERTY_APPEND = 3 set objRootDSE = GetObject("LDAP://RootDSE") set objLink = GetObject("LDAP://cn=" & strLink & _                         ",cn=IP,cn=Inter-site Transports,cn=sites," & _                         objRootDSE.Get("configurationNamingContext") ) strSiteDN = "cn=" & strSite & ",cn=sites," & _             objRootDSE.Get("configurationNamingContext")   objLink.PutEx ADS_PROPERTY_APPEND, "siteList", Array(strSiteDN) objLink.SetInfo WScript.Echo "Successfully modified link: " & strLink

11.9.3 Discussion

To associate a site with a site link, add the DN of the site to the siteList attribute of the siteLink object that represents the link. To remove a site from a link, do the reverse. Remove the DN associated with the site from the siteList attribute.

11.9.4 See Also

Recipe 11.8 for finding the links associated with a site



Active Directory Cookbook
Active Directory Cookbook, 3rd Edition
ISBN: 0596521103
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 456

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